Name: Jeffrey, Jennifer, and Ponzi (our 90-lb mastiff pup).
Child's Name and Age: Pilar, 6 months
Location: Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, NY
Size: 950 sf single family home; nursery 80 sf
Besides IKEA (duh) + the street (Jeff rescued the old pediatrician table years ago--I used it as a vanity + it's now P's changing table), JCPenney.com has great affordable basics.
What inspired you?
Pilar's room is inspired by my mother. Even though money was tight, my mother used her boundless creativity to make my childhood room a wonderful space for my imagination. She painted trees + hung a swing, or stapled Marimekko sheets to the walls to create sweeping canopies.
I didn't want our space + budget restrictions to limit Pilar's first room, so we filled it with color, light + ideas for her ever-inquisitive mind. The loving gifts of family + friends, from crafts to their labor in building the nursery itself, make Pilar's room all the more special for our new family.
Pilar's already grabbing at things + that made us realize that the picture we'd hung over her changing table would soon pose a serious safety hazard. So we bought two colorful plexi sheets + drilled them into the wall--they will form the backdrop for rotating "art" exhibits (currently on show: removeable decals from blik (birds) and mimi lou (red goldfish)).